[ESS] filename completion problem
giovanni.dario at ifom-ieo-campus.it
Thu Mar 24 09:39:12 CET 2005
One final (I promise!) observation: I've tried the ESS releases from
5.2.0 to 5.2.6 and I've observed that the problem occurs starting from
5.2.4. The previous releases don't show any problem.
Martin Maechler wrote:
>I try to summarize what I've learned till now:
>Giovanni did and said the following:
> - uses R 2.0.1 and Emacs 21.3.1 under Debian Sarge.
> - tried both the packaged version of ESS (ess-5.2.5-1 "debian")
> and the tar.gz (5.2.6) manually configured as indicated in the README.
> - ``When I press tab to complete a filename the
> answer is "Wrong type argument: stringp, nil" ''
> - `` ESC TAB gives the same problem.
> C-c TAB apparently has no effect. ''
> - `` if I press "Complete File Name" in the Complete menu, it
> works fine! ''
>- - - -
>But you didn't tell us *when* this happens:
>Are you inside a *R* buffer, or are you editing a *.R file
>(as you should be doing 95% of the time ;-)
>Also, I found myself that it's pretty hard *not* to use a
>debian-installed ESS version -- it's directory is added to the
>emacs load path ``long before'' a user ~/.emacs or any user "M-x
>..." command comes into play.
>Did you uninstall the debian ess package before using the
>*.tar.gz one? If you didn't, I'm pretty sure you were still
>using the debian one even though you explicitly loaded another
> M-x locate-library ess
>to find out from where emacs is getting the ESS parts.
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